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Stella McCartney + Cannondale

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Stella McCartney + Cannondale

The worlds of fashion and cycling often intersect but truth told, rarely are those collaborations worth sharing for a number of reasons. Yet when Cannondale partnered with British fashion icon, Stella McCartney, it piqued our interests. The two iconic brands worked on a series of limited edition SystemSix, SuperSix EVO, and EVO CX bikes. Featuring the designs of three artists: Ed Curtis in London, Myfawnwy (Maisie Broome) in New York, and Tom Tosseyn in Antwerp, the result is a unique interpretation of how the world’s fastest bikes can still embrace a completely different look. Head on over to the Cannondale mini-site to see the full drop.

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Pure Fun

“If you could spend like an hour a day mountain biking every day for the rest of your life, you’d be a pretty happy person.” – Lachlan Morton

The EF Pro Cycling adventure duo, Alex Howes & Lachlan Morton recently put the Scalpel HT through its paces – racing and rallying through the Colorado backcountry.

The Cannondale Scalpel HT Hi-MOD 1 Returns in 2022 With a New Geometry and Design

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The Cannondale Scalpel HT Hi-MOD 1 Returns in 2022 With a New Geometry and Design

The Scalpel is, as the name implies, a precision blade for cutting precise lines in singletrack. It’s an unapologetic, thoroughbred race machine that has stuck to its roots in the Cannondale lineup for over a decade. For 2022, the Scalpel returns with a fresh new design – look at that paint! – and new geometry with a slacker front end of 66.5º across all sizes. Complete with HollowGram cranks and a mix of high-end Shimano components, the new Scalpel HT Hi-MOD 1 as pictured here has a retail of $5000. Head to Cannondale to see more.

If you want to see a sick custom Scalpel we documented a few years back, check out The Cub House’s own build-up!

Cannondale Pings Palace Skateboards to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary with the Mad Boy

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Cannondale Pings Palace Skateboards to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary with the Mad Boy

Veering from the open road and into the city streets, Cannondale connects with Palace Skateboards to create the MAD BOY, pumping energy into Cannondale’s signature urban bike to celebrate its 50th anniversary. A complete alloy frame with Lefty fork brings a one-of-a-kind appearance into the city streets and marks the pinnacle of high-performance smiling.

Taking inspiration from racing heritage, zany rave-flyers, ‘00s motocross, classic video games, and skateboarding, the MAD BOY was made possible. Designed to excite, inspire and reimagine the world of cycling through a unique lens. Alongside Palace’s first-ever bike, there’s a range of clothing and accessories, featuring hoodies, t-shirts, caps and gore-tex technical jackets & trousers.

While the apparel stands on its own for this release, the bike itself is something to behold. Check out full photos of the Mad Boy below…

The Cannondale Super Six EVO SE

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The Cannondale Super Six EVO SE

Cannondale is a on a different plane from a lot of brands, particularly when it comes to their gravel bikes. We’ve reviewed a few over the years here (see below in our Related column), mainly the ones that have tried to push the envelope in various ways. Yet, with all the suspension gimmicks intended to “soften” hard rides, the Super Six EVO SE has returned in a no-fluff gravel bike experience. With clearance for a 45mm tire, the Super Six EVO SE relies on tire pressure to ensure your ride is comfortable and with a light weight carbon chassis, it leaves no room for excuses.

See the full spec list at Cannondale.

Can we just say how great the colors are in this launch? Kudos, team!

Rapha + Palace Giro d’Italia Bikes to Be Raffled to Further Support Diversity in Cycling

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Rapha + Palace Giro d’Italia Bikes to Be Raffled to Further Support Diversity in Cycling

Remember the Rapha + Palace kit and bikes that dropped right before the Giro d’Italia, causing quite the stir? Well, USA Cycling is hosting a raffle with all proceeds going towards Contributing to New Co-ed Cycling Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Cannondale and EF Pro Cycling have donated two of the Giro d’Italia change out bikes for this raffle.

Read more below…

Rebounding with the 2020 Cannondale Topstone 650b and its All-Carbon Lefty Oliver Fork

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Rebounding with the 2020 Cannondale Topstone 650b and its All-Carbon Lefty Oliver Fork

Out of all the bikes I personally reviewed or even rode last year, the Cannondale Topstone carbon was not my favorite. Yet, I really loved the 2018 aluminum Topstone! Go figure. As I stated in the initial review, it felt too gimmicky for all the engineering that went into it. I felt like it was lacking something extra to truly make it stand out from Cannondale‘s history of making kooky, yet practical suspension bikes. A whole year has passed but my wish would finally come true. Was it worth the wait or the extra engineering? Read on below to find out.